Apollo Brown & Skyzoo – One In The Same ft. Patty Crash [Song]

Posted on August 18, 2016 by


After years of mutual respect, circling each other in collaborations, tours, style and respect, two titans of their craft have finally collided in Apollo Brown & Skyzoo’s The Easy Truth. The album is everything you’ve dreamt it would be: breakneck instrumentals and syllables crafted to make your head spin. The marriage between Detroit instrumentals and NYC wordplay has never been more cohesive. Themes range from police brutality to NY ambitions; Skyzoo shows you the world the way he sees it.

Recorded and produced in Detroit, The Easy Truth, is the perfect distillation of hip-hop influences. Every moment on the album is a loaded question, a perspective positing a notion of truth, the convergence of grit and symphony.

Joining the artists on the record are Joell Ortiz, Westside Gunn, Stalley, Conway and Patty Crash (who guested on The Roots single “Never”), a reciprocal band of guests that only add depth and richness to the duo’s chemistry. Coming September 30th, The Easy Truth, is true to its titular description: honest, fluid, and organic.

 “This joint is easily one of my favorite songs I’ve ever produced” Apollo Brown stated.  “Skyzoo and Patty Crash brought the music to life, then laid it to rest at the same time. I knew it had the potential to be an amazing song when I finished the beat, sent it over, and Sky said that’s definitely opening the album. I felt the same way. It’s simplicity at its best I think. My personal favorite song on the album.”

 “When I first heard the beat, I knew it would open up the album” Skyzoo asserts.  “Ironically it was the first beat Apollo played for me out of the batch, and I knew it was exactly how I wanted the project to begin. I hadn’t even told him what my approach would be with the album yet and he somehow nailed it blindly. It felt like everything I wanted to speak on in terms of the content of not just this particular song but the entire LP: my neighborhood, unbridled but misguided ambition, police brutality, gentrification, the dichotomy that exists in life, everything. I also knew that I wanted a singer on the record with me, but I knew it had to be a particular voice, one that sorta tugged at the strings so to speak, and as a Roots fan I knew Patty Crash was the perfect songstress for the record. All said and done, I couldn’t have scripted the outcome any better”.

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